Rainbows and Crop Tops with Tobi
Summer in LA is a glorious thing. I mean, we have nice weather almost all year round – but the feeling in LA when summer hits is just different. Everyone breaks out their crop tops, cutoff shorts, and sunglasses and takes to the beaches and hiking trails. Even though the temperature is similar, I just can’t explain how it officially being “summer” changes the vibe.
Location: West Hollywood, California – Outfit Details:
Have you ever heard the term “seasonal depression”? If you haven’t, it’s basically where you feel unhappy in the colder months, and that sadness lifts as spring and summer approach. (That’s obviously just a basic definition, and for some people it’s really a serious problem – so please don’t think I’m minimizing that.) I’m not saying that I’m plagued by seasonal depression, but I do definitely notice a difference in my overall mood when I’m outside in the summer.
I can tell when I’ve been cooped up inside for too long. When I need a little energy and mood lift, I go outside and instantly feel better – almost lighter! Plus, there’s just so much to do and see outside in LA in the summer.
Everywhere you look there’s something beautiful. This super neat yarn mural was just hanging out in West Hollywood, and when Mickey and I were shooting blog photos we could’t pass up an opportunity to snap some photos with it!
Everywhere you look there’s something fun going on. The beach is such a great place to visit because it’s not as stinking hot as the valley, AND Santa Monica has free summer concerts by the pier every Thursday! If you like Shakespeare there’s also Shakespeare in the park for free during the summer! There’s free jazz concerts at LACMA every Friday, and those few things are just the tip of the iceberg. There’s tons of festivals, food expos, pop up shopping events and more!
I’ve had my eye on a few of the fashion pop ups, because (obviously) I think style is a wonderful way to express yourself. If you’ve been following the blog you have probably noticed that I wear lots of bright colors, fun patterns and flowing dresses. I do that because I love to express my mood through my clothes!
One way I’ve been expressing myself through my style lately is by wearing crop tops – like this cute olive crop top from Tobi. I partnered with them recently and let me pick some items from their site. The crop top I’m wearing was at the top of my list! It’s just so nice to beat the heat and also be dressed fashionably. This top lets me do both of those things!
The neckline is super flattering, looks great paired with a simple necklace and earrings. Another thing I love is that since the top is flowy and fits a little more loosely, (even though it’s short) it doesn’t make me feel body conscious at all. Plus, it’s green, so it makes my eyes stand out. This crop top is such a winning piece, and I’m so glad to have it in my wardrobe.
They’ve got a ton of cute pieces over at Tobi.com, so if you’re looking for any updates to your summer wardrobe, I suggest checking them out! You can see some of the other items I love in my other Tobi blog posts here (a cute LBD) and here (a summery bandana dress).
Are there any summer fashion trends you’re loving the season? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!
Thank you Tobi, for this adorable olive crop top!